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Phillips, M.R., Shen, Q., Liu, X., Pritzker, S., Streiner, D., Conner, K. and Yang, G. (2007) Assessing Depressive Symptoms in Persons Who Die of Suicide in Mainland China. Journal of Affective Disorders, 98, 73-82.

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  • TITLE: Suicide for the Purpose of Gaining Insurance Payouts in Japan

    AUTHORS: Toyohiko Kodama, Hirokazu Fujimoto, Yuko Tamura, Mika Kataoka

    KEYWORDS: Suicide, Life Insurance, Sex Ratio, Age Group, Mental Health

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Social Sciences, Vol.5 No.11, November 30, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: Studies on suicide for the purpose of gaining insurance payouts are rare globally; analyses of this phenomenon can help us understand it better and achieve more individualized care and support. Method: We used suicide data for the period from 2007 to 2015 from the “Summary Document Concerned with Suicide” released by the Japanese National Police Agency. We organized data on suicide committed to gain insurance payouts according to sex, age group, and year. We compared the sex ratio between these cases and the total cases of suicide using the Mann-Whitney U-test. We looked for correlations between this reason for suicide and other causes and factors in males. Results: Most people who committed suicide for the purpose of gaining insurance payouts were found to be in the 40s to 60s age group. The mean (SD) sex ratio (male/female) of these cases was 10.67 (2.36), significantly higher than the sex ratio for the total cases of suicide (2.31 (0.12)) (p